Mallory Tadley '17 Helps Children Stay Positive at CHOP

mallory tadley

1.  What is your major and your class year?

I am a junior communication major and business and honors minor.

2. Have you had other internships and when and where?

I interned at a startup website called Dressometry, which acts as a "fashion search engine," during the second semester of my sophomore year; there I performed surveys and did research to see how we could enhance the website and create growth. I also was an intern at Thackray Crane Rental Inc. in Philadelphia during the summer of 2014.  

3. What are you doing at this internship? What is your role?

This semester, I am a Media Programs intern at the Seacrest Studios at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. There, I host and produce live television that is aired on the hospital's closed circuit network, Galaxy 51. 

4. What activities are you involved with at Villanova?

I am the outgoing Honor Board Member at Large of Delta Gamma Fraternity and the incoming Vice President of Membership. I also work as a Resident Assistant on West Campus. I am a member of the Public Relations Student Society of America as well as a member of Order of Omega, an honors society for members of fraternities and sororities. I also volunteer each year at the Saint Thomas of Villanova Day of Service, Special Olympics, and the Blind Sports Organization.  

5. What was the most beneficial part of your internship for learning?

Not only have I learned a great deal about the equipment and technology used to create our shows, but I also have learned a lot of working with others. Each day, I collaborate with my supervisors and at least two other interns, so it involves a great deal of communicating thoughts clearly, asking questions if I have them, or working as a team to complete a task efficiently and well. My boss jokes and says that the patients who watch our show is a "forgiving audience" so I am never afraid to make a mistake while learning on the job. 

6. What was the most enjoyable or memorable day of your internship? 

Each day, we host private karaoke sessions in our studio for patients to come down, pick a song and a background to display on for our green screen, and create a DVD of them performing their favorite songs. One patient has come down almost every day that I have worked here, and I loved seeing her perform and dancing along with her. One day, she asked me to sing with her and we performed duets for almost the whole session. It was the most fun I ever had at work! 

7. What is your hometown?

I am from Southampton, PA.

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